I think I’m going to have to give 2013 to Russian Illustrators. I have seen a constant stream of inspiration, creativity, and amazing work coming from aspiring illustrators all over their country. Today I’m happy to share the work of IOERT; a collaboration between sister-artists Irinia & Olga Ert. Their work encompasses a variety of mediums including digital illustrations, book design, sculpture, and photo manipulation.
Their aesthetic is steeped in folklore and tradition which can be attributed to their base in the Buryatia Republic, the Eastern part of Russia where they draw inspiration from the area’s nomadic spirit. What’s great about the area they reside in is that it’s a meeting point of various cultures. Their choice of colors, and layering displays a respect and affinity for Asian history, while incorporating their Russian roots.
I don’t think that I can rave enough about their work. I’ve noticed a lot of contemporary has moved away from traditional & religious roots so when I come across work that is so enriched by cultural roots, I can’t help but share it with the world. Take a look at their collaborate website here, or friend their on Facebook here & here.
Contact the Artists
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